Tag Archives: nature study

Science and CM

Qite often our education system, and those of us influenced by that system whether we know it or not, reduce education, especially science education, down to something utilitarian.  It is only important insofar as we can ‘use’ it, for school, for jobs, and of late, sometimes for political battering rams.  We don’t care about the […]

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Dragonflies and Damselflies

This is how you know if you are looking at a damselfly or a dragonfly; look at the wings. Each member of the dragonfly family extends both wings out like airplane wings while it basks in the sun or rests in the shadow.There is one big, white-bodied dragonfly species called the whitetail which slants its […]

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Charlotte Mason Education: Nature Study

Many people put off nature study and the nature journals that go along with a Charlotte Mason education.  They put it off until they know more, until they are more confident, until they have a schedule down, until they’ve learned more.  There’s nothing wrong with this- to a point. The problem is when a delay […]

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High School Nature Study

Nature Study for high school: Nature study continues throughout all the school years for Mason’s students, and indeed, it should continue beyond. As adults we should still be taking an interested, curious notice of the natural world around us. For a good idea of what sorts of things older students can do for nature study, […]

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Nature Study, Advice from Comstock

Previously Ms Comstock explained what the study of nature might be expected to do for the child. Now she explains the benefits to the teacher (or parent): WHAT NATURE-STUDY SHOULD DO FOR THE TEACHER During many years, I have been watching teachers in our public schools in their conscientious and ceaseless work; and so far […]

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